Name Tag, Shuttle Astronaut (Sullivan)

Among the items issued to astronauts are Velcro-backed leather name tags that can be attached to their flight suits and jackets. This name tag was a spare for mission specialist astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan. She became the first U.S. woman to do a spacewalk when she worked outside the Space Shuttle Challenger on a 1984 mission (STS 41-G). She also flew on the Hubble Space Telescope deployment mission (STS-31, Discovery, 1990) and a 1992 research mission (STS-45, Atlantis). NASA transferred a number of spare astronaut name tags to the Museum over the years.